Stand-Alone Messaging App Threads From Instagram to Shutter at Year-End

It debuted in October 2019 as a way to incorporate features from Snapchat’s chat

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The end of 2021 will bring with it the end of the Threads From Instagram stand-alone messaging application.

Instagram said Threads users will begin seeing an in-app notice Nov. 23 alerting them about the app’s demise and directing them to use Instagram DMs instead.

A spokesperson for Instagram said, “We know that people care about connecting with their close friends, and we’ve seen this particularly over the past few years with the growth of messaging on Instagram.

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